Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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3.28/5 rDev -11.1%
22oz bomber poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.
Appearance- Dark brown to light black in color with 2 fingers of tan head that has great retention.
Smell- Slight hints of ginger and clove.
Taste- Follows the nose on the up front flavors and then finishes with an average stout backbone.
Mouthfeel- Medium but doesnt work well with the strong clove flavor. Would be beteer suited for a heavy mouthfeel.
Overall- Decent attempt at the concept. Coming from someone who doesnt really like many Sam Adams, this would have to be one of the better products that Ive had from them.
11-17-2012 02:33:18 | More by BrownAleMale
4.03/5 rDev +9.2%
A - Pours dark and thick into a glass. Midnight body with subtle amber hue at the base. Darkened head with abundant lace.
S - Spiced toastiness.
T - A robust amount of spice the hits then dissipates, but doesn't finish as well as you want it to. Peaks early, then clears, leaving more alcohol on the finish, then an Imperial stout should.
MF - Lathering and smooth, with a little element of pestering carbonation.
O - I was excited to try this beer. And I'm sure I judged it much higher than my peers. Truth be told, for a 9% beer, it didn't totally live up to it's name. But, it wasn't a disappointment. This beer needs to be served during the holiday season, among other flavorful beers. It's not overly impressive, it's not overly impressionable, but it definitely serves it's purpose.
11-16-2012 05:39:00 | More by genitempo
4.28/5 rDev +16%
I poured a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance- Black in color with a fingers worth of dark tan head. Fair amount of sticky lacing.
Smell- Dark roasted malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
Taste- Dark roasted malt with a strong flavor of gingerbread. Notes of cinnamon and nutmeg with a bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied, smooth, and silky. Nice amount of carbonation.
Overall- Pretty good stout. Very interesting combination of spices with a stout. Feels and tastes more like an imperial stout than a milk stout.
11-12-2012 14:36:34 | More by scratch69
3.15/5 rDev -14.6%
A: black/drk brown body, khaki brown, solid lacing
S: ginger, clove, nutmeg, choc, malt
T: ginger, chocolate, malt, low roasted finish
M: med/light body, smooth mouth
O: ok sA offering. won't seek out again.
Not must have. needs to be thicker.
SOLID, NOT MUST HAVE!
11-11-2012 23:21:15 | More by BeerLover99
3.03/5 rDev -17.9%
poured from a bomber to a goblet glass
A- pitch black, not a speck of light getting through this, 1/4 inch mocha head that dies down to a timid ring around the top of the glass. classic Imp Stout
S- Big gingerbread smell on the nose, ginger, anise, clove, nutmeg, all spice cinnamon. Just an assult of spice that is pretty demanding and overpowering any other flavors, a touch of vanilla and brown sugar can also be found.
T- Right on the tongue there is a carbonation tingle and mix of spice that gives it almost a birch beer or cherry cola twist mixed with nyquill , followed by chocolate, hints of dark sweet fruits, lots of spice, and plum of alcohol.
M- Full bodied Imp stout, thick, boozey, a tad too carbonated.
O- This beer is fun, its experimental, its very christmasy but one thing it is not, is tasty. Weird medicinal Nyquill taste, almost made this fucker undrinkable, i really wish the taste mimicked the smell but it doesnt.
11-11-2012 04:26:46 | More by gabedivision
Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.